Posts Tagged ‘running music’

New Running Music

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I wanted new music to go running with this morning. I love the music I run with now, but I’m getting a little tired of it, even though I change it up each time out. I jump around a lot, from Chris Daughtry to Gavin Rossdale to KT Tunstall to Collective Soul and Matchbox Twenty.

So last night before I went to bed, since I needed to charge my ipod anyway, I decided to download the latest Chris Daughtry album off of iTunes (at 11:30 at night). I owe a lot to Chris Daughtry. His first album got me walking, and then running, and well, here I am. For me, the tempo is just what I need to keep me moving, and I like his music.

I listened to the preview of a couple of the new songs and figured, I’ll like this. And I bought it. I was all excited about having new music to run with this morning.

When I went to download it though, my computer (which is kinda old) told me I needed to update to iTunes 7.6. Sigh. I go to update. Did I mention my computer is kinda old? Well, it’s slow too. I get a message that I need Windows Service Pack 2 before I can upgrade to iTunes 8.2. I go back and find iTunes 7.6 and attempt to upload that one. Now it’s like 12:15 am. Nope. Still need SP2 to upgrade to the latest iTunes.

So I attempt the Service Pack upgrade. My computer is not happy that I’m trying to throw all this new stuff at it, but it chugs along, initializing. Finally, updates start, I wait, and crap, the message tells me that I need the original XP cd. Yeah, ok. Did I mention that my computer is old? Do you think I have any idea where this cd might be? Now it’s 1:00 am, so I give up and go to bed.

But now I’m bound and determined to have new music this morning for my run. I wake up, get dressed, go to Walmart and buy the cd again, come home and head back to the computer. I upload the music, download it onto my iPod and I’m all set to go. It’s hot today…. and now it’s 8:15 am. I wanted to be done with my run by 8:00. I throw my stuff on, head out the door, and turn on my iPod. Nothing. Not even the old stuff. Argghhh.

I come back downstairs, re-sync my iPod. Ok, old music, no new music. Now, I won’t even leave the driveway until I find it. Finally, ah, a song I don’t know all the words too! My iPod didn’t sync in the order I had set up, but it was there.

Yay. Went for my run, it was a great one (2.5 miles in 26 minutes) , and  I really enjoyed my new tunes.

I’m wondering where I burned more calories? Actually running or fighting with the computer all night?

The Power of Music

I had every intention of going running this morning. Then I woke up with a headache and decided not to aggravate it further.

Instead, I rolled back over and slept a little longer, got up, showered, took two tylenol and went to work. Just now though, out at lunch, I put on the radio in my car and heard one of my favorite running songs (Better Now by Collective Soul) and it got me all pumped.

I don’t have a headache anymore, so I think I’ll go running when I get home from work. We get out a little early because of the holiday weekend and it’s a beautiful day. And now that the radio has me all ready to roll, I can hear my iPod calling me, and I’m anxious to move my feet.

Happy Memorial Day weekend!